MVP Kyrie Irving and Team Chuck beat Ricky Rubio, Blake Griffin and Team Shaq 146-133 in last night’s BBVA Rising Stars Challenge.
When you consider that the Rising Stars game is eight minutes shorter than a regulation NBA game, you get idea of what kind of defense the league’s rookies and sophomores were playing yesterday evening.
The good news is that no defense means great dunks. Here are the three best from last night’s game.
While Craig Sager was interviewing Jeremy Lin, the Pacers’ Paul George gave us a preview of tonight’s Slam Dunk Contest with the elbow dunk that Vince Carter invented in 2000 and Blake Griffin paid homage to in 2011: